St. Lunaire-Griquet - Knitting

Mary Bussey is from the St. Lunaire-Griquet region, and currently works for the local harbour authority. In the off-season, when not hard at work, she spends time knitting socks, slippers and vamps-- 'vamps' being hand knit footwear that are half-way between socks and slippers.

Bussey, Mary. A pair of striped vamps knitted by Mary Bussey, St. Lunaire-Griquet

As a lifelong resident of the region, Mary carries a great deal of knowledge on local history. Here, Mary speaks about her knitting practice alongside different facets of life and change on Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula.

Bussey, Mary. Knitted slipper by Mary Bussey, St. Lunaire-Griquet

Back to St. Lunaire-Griquet Profile

Contact

Intangible Cultural Heritage

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca